End of year report 2021

As the end of the year draws near, now’s as good a time as any to reflect on Boston Town’s performance so far in 2021-22.

In a nutshell, it’s been by far the best season the Poachers have enjoyed for well over a decade.

At Christmas, we sat in 4th place in the new United Counties League Premier North table. Not only that but we’re level on points with 3rd-placed Anstey Nomads and only three points behind Gresley Rovers in the runners-up spot.

Ryley Thompson – photo: (c) Boston Standard

Gary Edgley has many reasons to be satisfied with the side’s efforts so far this season:

  • The last time we finished in the top 6 was in 2009-10 when we came 5th
  • Our points per game average so far this season is 2.25 – you have to go back to 2006-07 to find a higher PPG than that for a complete season
  • We’ve registered 40 goals in 16 league games, an average of 2.5 per game, putting us on track for our highest-scoring season since 2006-07
  • We’re unbeaten in away league games so far this season – our last UCL defeat on our travels was in October 2020

There have also been plenty of personal milestones so far in 2021-22, of course.

Congratulations to the ever-reliable Ryley Thompson, who’s the only player to have started all 23 games in league and cup. Luke White is not far behind, having played been involved in all 23 fixtures, but once off the bench.

And Harry Limb’s 19 goals mean he’s a whisker away from becoming the first Poachers striker to hit 20 goals in a season since Alex Beck in 2015-16.

Of course, we’re only halfway through and lots of things can change between now and April. Let’s hope we’re celebrating a successful campaign come Easter.

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